Hell By Our Hands…
Tape + Tour Announcement!

Unholy hell, CVLT Nation is stoked to announce that OCCULTIST’s tape is out now via Primitive Ways Records. You can order this chrushing release HERE, and read what CVLT Nation feels about this release below. I want to go on record and say that if you only buy one tape this year, this should be it! For those on the east coast, peep the OCCULTIST tour, starting today with Ghoul!

STOP what the fuck you are doing right now and listen to OCCULTIST, because this band KILLS!!! Four songs in 6D that will turn into a horde of crust zombies in your ears. These Richmond, VA, blackened crusty warriors have conjured up a tape that will make our end of the year Top 6 without a fucking doubt. OCCULTIST are able to write songs that have 6 gnarly attributes all happening at the same time. This record will have you saying, damn, that is a sick riff, unholy shit what insane vocals, what the hell awesome breakdown, damn, you hear those drums?? These are all of the thoughts that will race through your head, all while listening to one song! Don’t take my word for it, just blast their song “Suppressed Populations” and when their caustic grooves start breaking your bones, you will be believer – the guitar tones match the misery and rage heard in the vocals. When I hear “Gamma Tomb,” I get this feeling like my skin is made out of iron, and I could knock out riot police in one punch. Damn I’m so fucking amped by their sound, it’s extremely hard to sit still to write this review. OCCULTIST’s songs will punish you all while making you want more and more. Every second of this tape is cooked in a huge black pot of dis beat, and seasoned to perfection with the bloody leaves of real metal. OCCULTIST will not waste anytime punching you in the gut with their knuckles of pungent melody, but what makes every song black gold is the thought you will hear in every song. This band stands for issues that will one day become our weapons against our downpressors. OCCULTIST is the kind of band that I want to see win, meaning CVLT Nation will do everything in our power so that the world is forced to know the strength of this band. OCCULTIST has just given us a glimpse of what they have in store for us, and I’m so excited to hear more from them in the future.

Tour poster and dates after the jump!


If you live in Pensacola FL or Savannah GA please get in touch, we need show help!

May 21 – Monday
Belvederes Ultra-Dive
4016 Butler St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15201
8:00pm doors
Ghoul / Occultist / Ratface / Anthophobic / Oh Shit They’re Going to Kill Us

May 22 – Tuesday
Great Scott
1222 Commonwealth Ave.
Allston, MA 02134
7:00pm doors
Ghoul / Occultist / Ramming Speed / Razormaze

May 23 – Wednesday
Saint Vitus Bar
1120 Manhattan Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222
8:00pm doors
Ghoul / Nashgul / Occultist / Pizza Hi Five

May 24 – Thursday
Kung Fu Necktie
1250 N Front St.
Philadelphia, PA 19122
7:00pm doors
Ghoul / Occultist / Sickoids / Casket

May 25 – May 26 – Maryland Death Fest
A day or 2 off plus Raging!/ Afterparty show in the works/ Ask a punk/ metaller at MDF.

May 28 – Monday
Strange Matter
929 W. Grace St.
Richmond, VA 23220
4:00pm doors
Ghoul / Agents of Abhorrence / Dragged Into Sunlight / Backslider / Koward / Cough / Occultist / Meth Lab

May 29 – Tuesday
Kings Barcade
14 West Martin St.
Raleigh, NC 27601
9:00pm doors
Ghoul / Occultist / Backslider / Priapus

May 30 – Wednesday (***HOT GRAVES JOINS TOUR***)
Archive Gallery
611 North Ave. NW
Atlanta, GA 30318
8:00pm doors
Ghoul / Occultist / Hot Graves / Mangled / Uberchrist

May 31 – Thursday
Alabama Music Box
455 Dauphin Street, Mobile, AL 36602
Mobile, AL
8:00pm doors
Ghoul/ Occultist/ Hot Graves

June 1 – Friday
Pensacola FL
**NEED A SHOW!!!**
Occultist/ Hot Graves???

June 2 – Saturday
Burro Bar
100 E Adams St
Jacksonville, FL 32202
8:00pm doors
Occultist/ Hot Graves/ Rhythm of Fear/ Porter/ Nakhiel

June 3 – Sunday
Savannah GA
Occultist/ Hot Graves???

June 4 – Monday
House Show/ TBA
Rock Hill, SC
Occultist/ Hot Graves

June 5 – Tuesday
Roger’s Pub
2002 Bainbridge Blvd
Chesapeake, VA 23324
8:00pm doors
Occultist/ Hot Graves/ Ancient Torture Techniques/ Bottom Feeder/ Plus 1 more TBA

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Hutchy Graves

5/31 is actually at Sluggo’s in Pensacola, Florida
6/1 is in Orlando, Florida
6/3 is the only show that needs help, north of Jacksonville,
south of Rock Hill, SC, get in touch.